verb (intr, preposition)
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Words nearby stand for
Example sentences from the Web for stand for
To be a liberal, you have to stand up for liberal principles.Bill Maher: Hundreds of Millions of Muslims Support Attack on ‘Charlie Hebdo’|Lloyd Grove|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Sands was involved in a scandalous-for-the-time romance with the carpenter and there were rumors she was pregnant with his child.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And with stand-ups, I remember liking George Carlin and Steve Martin.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Those opposing same-sex marriage are on their heels, and increasingly unwilling or unable to make a stand against it.
Spencer, 27, is variously described as a writer and a stand-up comic.Meet Stephen Fry’s Future Husband (Who Is Less Than Half His Age)|Tom Sykes|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
She stood, in her young purity, at one end of the chain of years, and Mrs. Chepstow—did she really stand at the other?Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
But the liberal soul deviseth liberal things, and by liberal things shall he stand.
All bribery, and injustice shall be blotted out, and fidelity shall stand for ever.
It is only necessary to have a zinc, or a galvanized tray on which to stand the glass in an inverted position.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
Gold and silver make the feet stand sure: but wise counsel is above them both.
Idioms and Phrases with stand for
Represent, symbolize, as in The stars and stripes stands for our country. [Early 1600s]
Advocate, support, uphold, as in The National Writers Union stands for freedom of the press. [c. 1300] Also see stand up for.
Put up with, tolerate. This usage is generally in a negative context, as in Mother will not stand for rude behavior. [Late 1800s] Also see hold still for.
stand for something. Have some value or importance, as in She realized that appearances do stand for something. This usage dates from the mid-1800s but was preceded by stand for nothing, meaning “be worthless,” dating from the late 1300s. Also see stand in for.